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The Piano Lesson (1995)

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Release Date: Feb 5, 1995 Wide

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Alfre Woodard and Charles S. Dutton star as sister and brother in this made-for-television Hallmark Hall of Fame production about an African-American family's struggle to retain their heritage. The drama tells the story of an impoverished black family whose history is told in the carvings on the family piano. Boy Willie (Dutton) wants to sell the piano and use the money to buy farmland, but sister Berniece (Woodard) won't part with it. The film chronicles their struggle to come to terms with

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August Wilson

Apr 11, 2000

Republic Pictures Home Video

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There is an element of magical realism to this story, not unlike Toni Morrison's Beloved, and that comes across well.

June 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Passionate screen adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about two siblings forced to clarify their values about tradition, money and desire.

August 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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It was weird... but still a pretty solid movie. I enjoyed when they sang. It was poetic.
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